Hubble astronomers have observed deeper into space than ever before.
In doing so, they have identified six new galaxies of stars that formed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang itself.
The study also updates a distance estimate for a seventh galaxy, placing it further back in time than any object previously identified.
See "Link to External Source Article" below to read further, and to see many images of the deep field.
There is still a good deal of ambiguity regarding whether the Big Bang theory is consistent with Urantia Book cosmology, but it is good to have this new evidence for a more gradual, thoughtful creation...
Here's an interesting passage from The Urantia Book about something that might have been a very big "big bang:"
8:1.4 The God of Action functions and the dead vaults of space are astir. One billion perfect spheres flash into existence. Prior to this hypothetical eternity moment the space-energies inherent in Paradise are existent and potentially operative, but they have no actuality of being; neither can physical gravity be measured except by the reaction of material realities to its incessant pull. There is no material universe at this (assumed) eternally distant moment, but the very instant that one billion worlds materialize, there is in evidence gravity sufficient and adequate to hold them in the everlasting grasp of Paradise.